Kamba stands with owing UNZA students

Patriotic Front Lusaka youth chairman Kennedy Kamba says owing University of Zambia students must be allowed to write examinations and given more time to source for funds.

Speaking during a Lusaka Central PF indoor youth mobilization meeting at Government Complex yesterday, Kamba appealed to Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kamoyongo to intervene in the owing students’ situation.

“Let me also take this opportunity honorable minister sir through your office to appeal to our friends at the University of Zambia who are barred from writing the examinations because of some fees which they are unable to pay. Through you chair, if you can speak to the VC, he should help our friends at UNZA, they have complained and cried, they do not have anywhere to touch so that the minister should give them time to find money and they are allowed to write exams,” said Kamba.

UNZA recently announced that over 8,000 students who owe the institution K58 million will be barred from writing exams this month.

Despite numerous calls by stakeholders like National Planning and Development Minister Lucky Mulusa to rescind the decision, UNZA Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Mumba insisted that the decision was final.


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The issue of students paying fees is more administration than it is policy. Therefore, it doesn’t require the involvement of ministers. Perhaps the minister should look at how management makes decisions. But even then, it’s a stretch. That’s why they hired the VC. He had the prerequisite knowledge and experience to run the institution.

The best approach, however, should have been to allow to write the tests but withhold the results.

Easy does it!

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